inaptitude


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in·ap·ti·tude

 (ĭn-ăp′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
1. Lack of talent or ability.
2. The quality or state of being inappropriate.

in•ap•ti•tude

(ɪnˈæp tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
1. lack of aptitude; unfitness.
2. unskillfulness; lack of dexterity.
[1610–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inaptitude - a lack of aptitude
inability - lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
talentlessness - a lack of talent
incapability, incapableness - lack of potential for development
aptitude - inherent ability
Translations

inaptitude

[ɪnˈæptɪtjuːd] N (= unsuitability) → falta f de idoneidad; (= inappositeness) → falta f de pertinencia

inaptitude

[ɪnˈæptɪtjuːd] ninaptitude f

inaptitude

n (of person)Unfähigkeit f; (for work etc) → Untauglichkeit f; (of remark)Ungeschicktheit f

inaptitude

[ɪnˈæptɪˌtjuːd] inaptness [ɪnˈæptnɪs] n (of remark) → improprietà
References in classic literature ?
The mistress of the house, meanwhile, as is usual with persons of her stiff and unmalleable cast, stood mostly aside; willing to lend her aid, yet conscious that her natural inaptitude would be likely to impede the business in hand.
We owed so much to Herbert's ever cheerful industry and readiness, that I often wondered how I had conceived that old idea of his inaptitude, until I was one day enlightened by the reflection, that perhaps the inaptitude had never been in him at all, but had been in me.
The first might proceed from sinister designs in the leading members of a few of the State legislatures; the last would suppose a fixed and rooted disaffection in the great body of the people, which will either never exist at all, or will, in all probability, proceed from an experience of the inaptitude of the general government to the advancement of their happiness in which event no good citizen could desire its continuance.
He is grown up--he is at least as old as I am--but in simplicity, and freshness, and enthusiasm, and a fine guileless inaptitude for all worldly affairs, he is a perfect child.
nor in their ambitions, but in something more profound, in her own inaptitude, and above all, in her mother's temperament.
The beautiful laws of time and space, once dislocated by our inaptitude, are holes and dens.
Brown, seeing the boy's inaptitude for female guidance, had decided in Benjy's favour, and from thenceforth the old man was Tom's dry nurse.
Yet there was a remarkable gentleness and childishness about these people, a special inaptitude for any kind of sharp practice, and an untiring readiness to help and pity one another, deserving often of as much respect, and always of as much generous construction, as the every- day virtues of any class of people in the world.
Eye strain will disturb the mental processes producing mental inaptitude and backwardness in children.
Then Stalin died and with him the myth of unchallenged monopoly of power, unleashing murderous jealously, confusion and sheer inaptitude at the top.
Students believed that obligatory attendance was the ultimate example of professors' authoritarianism and academic inaptitude.
The linguistic inaptitude does not allow the narrator to manifest his identity as a linguistic representation.